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John Edwards re-emerges, begins public comeback
Mark Sanford is now a member of Congress two years after he stepped down as governor of South Carolina following a highly publicized extramarital affair.
Anthony Weiner appears poised to run for New York City mayor not even two years after scandalous photos of the ex-representative hit Twitter.
Perhaps, then, it should be no surprise to learn that disgraced former presidential candidate and North Carolina senator John Edwards is plotting his own comeback.
The wealthy lawyer has reactivated his law license and also is hitting the speaking circuit, The Associated Press reported.
Mr. Edwards is scheduled to speak at a private retreat in Orlando, Fla., on June 6, where he'll address fellow attorneys and marketing gurus.
An itinerary for the event says the highly successful trial lawyer will speak as part of a program titled "Historic Trials of the Century."
Meanwhile, his law license, dormant for more than a decade, has been resuscitated, AP reported. It's unclear whether he plans to return to the courtroom.
Mr. Edwards has remained in the shadows for the past year following his acquittal on one charge of campaign finance fraud in May 2012. Other criminal counts were dismissed after a federal judge declared a mistrial in the case.
He had been charged with using about $1 million in campaign funds — he ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2004 and 2008 — to care for his mistress, Rielle Hunter, during her pregnancy.
Around the same time, his wife, Elizabeth, battled breast cancer. She died in late 2010, less than a year after her husband admitted he had fathered a child with Ms. Hunter.
Despite how suddenly his political career and personal life fell apart, Mr. Edwards believes he still has something to offer.
"I don't think God's through with me," he said last year. "I really believe he thinks there's still some good things I can do."
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Ben Wolfgang covers the White House for The Washington Times.
Before joining the Times in March 2011, Ben spent four years as a political reporter at the Republican-Herald in Pottsville, Pa.
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